Academic Catalog

Environmental Health Science and Sustainability, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

EKU Campus

Program Requirements

CIP Code: 51.2202

Summary Checklist for General Education

Element 1
A: Written Communication3
B: Written Communication3
C: Oral Communication3
Element 2
Quantitative Reasoning3
Element 3
A: Arts3
B: Humanities3
Element 4
Natural Sciences6
Element 5
A: Historical Science3
B: Social Behaviorial Science3
Element 6
Diversity of Perspectives Experiences6
Total Hours36

Students are expected to complete Elements 1 and 2 within their first 60 hours of college credit.


University Graduation Requirements
General Education36
Student Success Seminar
HSO 100Student Success Seminar (waived for transfers with 30+ hrs.)1
Writing Intensive Course (Hrs. incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives category)
Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
ACCT - Environmental Health Science majors will fulfill ACCT with the following. (Credit hours are incorporated into major requirements below.)
Field Experience in Environmental Health
Applied Learning in Environmental Health Science
Major Requirements
Core Courses
EHS 230Recreational Health3
EHS 280One Health: Global Environmental Public Health3
EHS 300WWater and Health4
EHS 335Hazardous and Solid Waste Management3
EHS 340Total Worker Health Principles3
EHS 345Applied Total Worker Health4
EHS 360Air Quality & Climate Change4
EHS 370Environmental Disease Detectives: Epidemiology3
EHS 380Food Security and Sanitation3
EHS 425One Health: Planning to Practical Application3
EHS 440Environmental and Industrial Toxicology3
EHS 460Healthy Housing and Sustainability3
EHS 463Field Experience in Environmental Health3
EHS 485Life After College: The Professional1
EHS 510Radiological Health and Safety3
EHS 530Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases3
Supporting Course Requirements
Cell and Molecular Biology (Element 4) G
BIO 308Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO 320Principles of Microbiology4
or MLS 209
MLS 211
Microbiology for Health Sciences
and Medical Microbiology Laboratory
General Chemistry (Element 4) G
General Chemistry Lab I (Element 4) G
CHE 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab
CHE 361
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
GEO 100Regions and Nations of the World3
GEO 353Geographic Information Systems3
Choose from one of the following: (Element 2)
College Algebra G
Precalculus Mathematics G
Applied Calculus G
PHY 131College Physics I 15
STA 215Introduction to Statistical Reasoning3
Free Electives
Choose from 5 hours of free electives5
Total Hours120

Course also satisfies a General Education element. Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education requirement above.


MAT 120 Trigonometry or department approval is a pre-requisite for PHY 131 College Physics I.

A minimum score of 22 on the mathematics portion of the ACT or 530 on the mathematics portion of the SAT.